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2CC are celebrating 30 years on the air

By Samuel Gordon-Stewart - 9 June 2005 14

Some of you may have noticed that 2CC are announcing each hour before the news that they have been on air for 30 years…but they haven’t given the actual date of anniversary.

Just wondering, how old are the other stations in Canberra?

Samuel

What’s Your opinion?


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14 Responses to
2CC are celebrating 30 years on the air
Canberra_unsung_hero 8:39 am 10 Jun 05

Well good for him Esquire ! I hope he’s gone on to bigger and better things.

Esquire 2:24 am 10 Jun 05

Uh…A bit of both as far as I can recall.

Canberra_unsung_hero 3:19 pm 09 Jun 05

Oh yeah…you’re really,really old Samuel .. lol !

THAT SHOULD BE THUMPER — NOT SAMUEL.

Canberra_unsung_hero 2:23 pm 09 Jun 05

Was that as a presenter (or a technical person) Esquire ?

Esquire 2:10 pm 09 Jun 05

I know my dad used to work at 2CA in the 70’s.

Canberra_unsung_hero 12:25 pm 09 Jun 05

Oh yeah…you’re really,really old Samuel .. lol !
2CA (which now just plays “golden oldies” all the time) was the first Radio Station in Canberra.
2CC are a mob of “johnny come latelys ” !

wonsworld 12:23 pm 09 Jun 05

Must be the about the same age Thumper… and I recall that the ratings wars between 2CA and 2CC were quite the bitter struggles. Then came Stereo AM and then FM. I also recall that in the sleepy little town of Cooma way back in the 60’s, that when the radio (2XL as it was then) went off air at midnight they used to play Rock Around The Clock, and not God Save The Queen (as they were supposed too).

Thumper 11:54 am 09 Jun 05

Samuel,

Yep, I actually was in canberra as a little tacker when 2CC first started up. They used to play the cool stuff like Skyhooks…

2CA was more pop, kind of, ‘The night Chicago died’ sort of crap….

God I’m old….

Samuel Gordon-Stewar 11:48 am 09 Jun 05

That reminds me, I have found an answer to the opening date of 2CC, 31 October 1975.

Samuel

Samuel Gordon-Stewar 11:44 am 09 Jun 05

Humbug!

AM talk radio is exciting, infomative and interesting (OK, the exciting might be an exageration)…I guess it is a matter of choice, but I like it!

2CA must surely come close to being the oldest station in Canberra?

Samuel

che 11:39 am 09 Jun 05

only to those who listen to it

Indi 11:36 am 09 Jun 05

Isn’t AM talkback radio irrelevant and just plain nonsense?

Canberra_unsung_hero 10:57 am 09 Jun 05

2CA commenced transmission in 1931 (from a shop in Kingston ).

Canberra_unsung_hero 10:42 am 09 Jun 05

2CY (Radio National ) commenced transmissions from Gungahlin in 1938.

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